|Protesters are still out in force on the 51st day of the Umbrella Movement|
|These barricades may be taken down as early as tomorrow|
Nearby is Citic Tower and there are lots of barricades up, making it somewhat difficult to access the building, though there is an overpass bridge linking it with Queensway. But in terms of vehicular traffic there are disruptions to getting there and so those bigwigs with chauffeured cars can't get to their offices...
|Some road signs creatively adapted|
But the protest is coming to an unglorious end through court injunctions that aren't even being filed by the government for the good of the people of Hong Kong, but by companies that are forced to fend for their own interests.
This demonstrates how inept and passive the Hong Kong government is in looking out for the best interests of its citizens. If anything the Umbrella Movement has laid bare the fact that the city is not working, the growing wealth gap, how economically repressed the next generation is, the collusion between tycoons and government and people's determination that they are Hong Kong people and have no attachment to the mainland.
Is this how Beijing wants Hong Kong to be? Today the start of the long-anticipated stock connect scheme, where mainlanders can invest in Hong Kong stocks and vice versa.
But the day ended lower, with not many mainlanders keen on investing in Hong Kong... perhaps the propaganda machine works too well...
|This minion may be removed tomorrow!|